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Weekend Ombre Project

Monday, May 5th, 2014

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A project I have always wanted to try is to paint one of my sets of stairs with something different and unique:

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I had no trouble convincing my husband of my idea, even though is not always crazy about all of my painting ventures. :)

I showed him a picture on Pinterest and he agreed it was a great idea:

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I needed to select another color that would work well with my top green wall and also Ben Moore’s AF-575 Instinct, which will soon be painted on a nearby wall:

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I choose Ben Moore’s color strip # 090. The only problem was that there are eight stairs to paint and the paint strip only has seven colors:

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I did not want the color to go any lighter or darker than the strip, so I choose In The Twilight # 1434 which color falls right between Irises and Amethyst Shadow:

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I bought the smallest size available which is a pint. The paint store told me the small pints only come in a flat or eggshell finish. I thought I was going to do the stairs in semi gloss, but I am so glad now because I love the non-shine look of the ombre!:

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That was my fun weekend project! How about you? Are you working on any decorating or painting projects right now?

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Custom Starburst Mirror

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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I am so happy how my new starburst mirror came out. I think it is so pretty! That I made it myself is an extra bonus why I love it even more:

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An inexpensive and easy project- my favorite! I had made this same mirror a couple years ago here:

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I like the unfinished look of the wood, but this time I needed a pop of color for this large empty wall:

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I used the same number of shims and followed the same directions here:

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I actually really enjoyed putting the mirror together. Fun project.

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What do you think? Just think of all the colors you could paint it to work in your space! A wow accessory that is easy to make and inexpensive. Do you have a place a new mirror would look great?

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Have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend my friends!

xo

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Simple Spring Mesh Wreath

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I was at Michaels the other day and I saw these pretty Easter wreaths made out of mesh fabric:

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They were very pretty but cost $50.00 each!

Remember this burlap wreath I made last Fall?:

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It was so easy and I got a lot of compliments on it. Since I had made the burlap wreath, I thought the mesh wreath should be fairly easy also.

I was happy to find at Michaels  a metal wreath that already has the twist ties attached. Much easier to make a wreath!

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I used about one and 1/2 large rolls of mesh fabric and one small roll. The wreath was $6.00 and the rolls were on sale at $5.00 each.

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First, tie end piece to wreath:

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Then slide your hands down about 10 inches of fabric then gather together accordion style:

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Attach the gather to the wreath using the twist ties:

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I worked along the bottom ring first, then moved up to the inner ring.

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A little hint is that it is easier to work if you put the wreath on the table and the roll of fabric on the floor:

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When you think the wreath looks full enough, puff up each section!:

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You can add a bunny or some Easter eggs or anything you like. I just wanted to add a happy Spring bow on mine:

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I like simple and pretty! Happy Spring everyone! I think it is finally here.

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Simple Autumn Burlap Wreath

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Although I am not much of a crafter, I still enjoy making things for fun. I found myself, in 90 degree weather this week, wanting to make something easy but pretty for my front door. I saw a few examples I liked on Pinterest ,so I thought I would give it a try:

I used:   1 Wire Wreath. I used a 16” I found at Hobby Lobby for $3.99.

                 4 rolls of Burlap ribbon 4 inches wide. 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby.

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Directions:

I did not have any floral wire like others had suggested, so I used a bag tie and weaved it through the wire to anchor the burlap to the wire wreath:

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I started mine on the inside of the ring.

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Then turn the wreath so it is facing you. From where you attached the burlap, start by making a loop and then squeeze the bottom of the loop into the frame. I went from front to back:

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I filled in a section of the wire at a time, squishing the loops together to hold better and also to look fuller.

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Quick and easy!:

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I have seen it left unadorned, but I added just a little embellishment to mine:

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Just perfect to me! What I like is best is that I can untie the bow and sunflowers and exchange for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas decorations. What do you think?

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Have a great weekend everyone!

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